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loosely there with cia director david petraeus which led to the resignation from his post on friday. good morning. with us on set, msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. the president on the council on foreign relations, richard haass and author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and from washington, we've got nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. the great john heilemann also here. >> we also have willie geist. >> the great willie geist also here. >> we did your show. it's a cute little show. >> it's fun, right? it's a good show. >> how's your new life? >> it started nine seconds ago, so i'll let you know. >> your swan song on friday being called by some the greatest swan song since the beatles recording abbey road. >> the "m.a.s.h." finale, i got a lot of that. >> so what's the chances that this paula broadwell, is that her name? >> yes. >> paula broadwell is on "morning joe" the one day that i'm off over the last three years. i missed her. >> crapshoot. >> she was impressive, right? >> yeah, we had her on-sped her bo
petraeus' replacement at the cia mike morell met tuesday. he'll speak with counterparts on the house side today about the scandals, the national security implications, why congress wasn't told soon er and, also, e assume benghazi will come up. joining me now the national investigative correspondent michael isikoff and capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. kelly, let me start with you before i get to mike on the latest on the general scandal itself. congress continues to basically wring their hands over why didn't they know sooner on this front. are they getting any more answers today? >> reporter: well, they expect to get more answers as there is now a kind of greater spirit of providing answers. we've seen the top people from the cia, the acting director who was here yesterday back again today, also the deputy director of the fbi coming to talk to the key members who are on those committees. they would have jurisdiction here, who believe they should have been in the loop at some point. so that's one issue. but a lot of this gets conflated with concerns about what actually happened
that the cia releases a time line after almost eight weeks, finally decides to respond before a few days earlier, david patraeus, head of the cia has a statement released hussein no one at the cia in any way hindered or refuse to help for those four americans were killed. and then comes a time line, and then we see a number of news outlets reported that timeline by the cia as if it were gospel. for example, david ignatius at the washington post. a veteran foreign policy correspondent suddenly embracing the cia. i have never seen the likes of this. their version, but without even qualification. >> and you know the tragedy, i kept thinking, where were we in 1972 during the watergate break-in? that was a time, and that movie is seen by every reporter as the cult classic of how reporters investigate the troops got there up against the establishment and are going to fight for the truth. what has happened that is just the opposite. we have a mainstream media that does not want to fight for the truth. it is really the press office of an obama campaign, and i think when you look back 20 years fr
was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. now, that second woman hasn't been identified, and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are. going out about the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells the cnn that the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then, of course, the president and general petraeus met and that's when, in fact, his resignation was offered to th
. not getting responses. do you think that the american public needs to come clean. >> the cia came out with a time line andment defense department explained their actions in terms of defending what is going on . director of national intelligence initial analysis it was tied to the video and testimony in congress. fox polls this week that indicated that americans have strong concerns about the handling of libya and most don't think that the president is lying. in terms was does the president have to speak out. anything he said would have a strong political. >> vi10 seconds. >> yes, of course the commander-in-chief should be laying out the time line and talking to the american people exactly whamed. his personal representative, the u.s. ambassador was kill would along with two navy seals and a long time ambassador. four merrence are dead and time line is contradistrictory and heard flat out lies from the white house and administration. he should level with the american people and with the election comes on tuesday, he will nolt. >> great to see you. i know you will follow it all the way
. >> the more information about benghazi, the worse it seems do get and the cia is offering its play by play of events, the trouble is it's not the play by play others say took place. and the former cia covert operations mike baker in a tough spot today. got to comment on his old crew and security officials on the ground. >> and two men ransacked his home and the most terrifying moments of this man's life all caught on camera. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur the capability of a pathfinder with the comfort of a sedan and create a next-gen s.u.v. with best-in-class fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon, highway, and best-in-class passenger roominess? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative pathfinder ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's time for
department and cia has a military joint special operations command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist in investigations. after the u.s.s. cole bombings and the bombings in kenya and tanzania could have helped the fbi gain access to the site in benghazi faster than the 24 days it needed. they say the team would not have done any good. a spokesman gave this explanation. quote the most senior people in government worked on this issue from the moment it happened, that includes the secretary of defense. chairman of the joint chief, secretary of state, national security adviser, et cetera. fox news has learned that u.s. military intelligence was reporting as early as 7:00pm eastern, less than four hours after the attack began that ansar al-sharia carried out the i attack on the consulate. state department cables show that stevens team warned washington that at 6:43 in the morning they had concerns on september 11th that members of the libyan police sent to guard them were photographing the compound, quote, this person was photographing the inside of the u.s. special missi
and considered actually moving it all to the c.i.a. annex. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> molly: information in the form of a classified cable reviewed by fox, sent to the state department about one month before the attack. including both of those contingency plans you just listed and telling washington that the security situation is, quote, trending negatively and voicing concern over approximately ten islamic militias and al-qaeda training camps known to operate within benghazi. one republican congresswoman says the obama administration didn't pay enough attention to those warnings. >> this explains why they were talking about a spontaneous demonstration. why the administration was blaming it on a video. if they knew if the word gotten out they had been explicitly warned in this emergency meeting and this cable went to everyone they decided to do nothing for americans, four americans died and that is what the american public needs to remember. >> molly: republican senators wanted congress to get more involved. writing in a letter we believe complexity and gravity of
that was just put out by the cia. fox already reported in the last few hours that there are people on the ground in libya that will directly refute their sequence of events. it is a cover up, judge. call it what it is, it is a coverup. >> the violence continues with the militia attack on headquarters in tripoli. here at home killings of four americans on september 11th still a very hot political issue with two-days left before the election. mccain says the president is trying to make it look like al qaeda is on the run when he says it's stronger than it was four years ago. the president's top campaign advis advise says there was no coverup and the president said he was doing all he could along the way. >> the president is 100 percent committed to the people he sends overseas personally to represent this country. he's the one that met the coffins when he cathey came hom. to suggest he would not take the necessary steps to protect them making a decision not to take the steps to protect them is nonsense. >> joe biden was correct in saying they didn't know about earlier requests for tighter security
the extramarital affair. what led to the resignation as head of the cia. >> we will take a look outside. >> traffic is moving along just fine on this morning. this is "mornings on 2". . >>> good morning to you. it is a gorgeous start to the day. live look out. and mostly clear. crisp. and calm. >>> as many as 12 people are feared dead after a strong earthquake overnight. the 6.8 magnitude earthquake was struck in northern parts of the country. some of the dead include when the mines collapsed. >> the earthquake also collapsed a bridge and damaged several buddieses pagoda. >>> after a 4.3 earthquake hit kentucky. it was set near the border of virginia. no reports of serious damage or injuries. they say it was a quake they will never forget. >> have this terrific glue, i thought it was going to throw me out of the chair i was sitting in. >> in tennessee, some workers reported feeling the quake but a spokesperson said the plant was not effected. >>> three teens are in jail from an indiana mall. it started on the ground floor of the mall after a group of teens got into a fight. one of the boys pulled o
of the attack, there's no reason to criticize the president or the cia -- >> this is the fourth time you said that. thank you. >> now to part three of the story. >> right. >> how they characterize the attack after the fact with susan rice going on the sunday show. >> misinformation. >> that also deserves severe inspection because i believe there are really valid questions about whether or not the president -- >> so in two years -- here's the deal. >> they spun an an act of terrom into an act of vandalism. >> they should have held a press conference long before this and clarified those issues, yes? yes? >> yes and. >> thank you. as a leader of the country he should have held a press conference and clarified what happened. >> letter. now here's the press conference. by now we give you your press conference. what was the cia doing in benghazi, mr. president? >> i can't answer that because of senate security. >> are you ducking it? >> i'm not dubbing it. >> then why don't tell you why they are there. >> come on. >> but that's what you get from a press conference. >> bull. he just gets on and says
the cia operation house which people, i guess, didn't know was a cia operation house which is about a mile away. and they were talking and in the days leading up to this attack that maybe it was so unsafe for the ambassador to stay in this con schiewt that maybe they should just move all the operations over. this another piece of information come out in the last 24 hours. brian, each since you have been gotten, i don't even know where to start because there has been a series of other things happening where more and more warnings were sent to the state department and more and more questions, quite frankly. >> brian: what's unbelievable it stops at the white house. when all the questions come up and information broken a lot by catherine herridge and jennifer griffin they get broken and come forward in foreign policy magazine. you expect the white house take this and comment on it. it's delay of game. you get in denials an not say why these people have an agenda. you have pundits saying it's political agenda. for the lawmakers they don't. senator lindsey graham and senator john mccain who spe
for political reasons. the director of the c.i.a. and now current intelligence officials have said no. intelligence agencies changed it not the white house. i don't understand why we're even talking about this still. let's see. he said the intelligence community made substantial analytical changes with the talking points were sent to the government agency, partners for their feedback. there were no substantive changes made to the talking points after they left the intelligence community. period. another anonymous official echoed him saying they were made based on intelligence and legal purposes. first the individual about the individuals linked to al-qaeda was derived from classified sources. classified. second were so tenuous. they still are. it makes sense to be cautious before pointing fingers so you don't set off a chain of circular and self-reinforcing assumptions. third is it important to not prejudice an investigation in the early stages. representative adam schiff who we just had on yesterday from the h
the cia state department and other agencies to go in and help facilitate after a terror attack. according to my sources, such senior level decisions included ruling out the immediate deployment of certainty antiterrorism personnel from multiple agencies that the attack was ongoing. the official that i spoke to said that they are very concerned in those initial hours and in the days afterwards was very compartmentalized was the response process was isolated. administration. and there is a great deal of from frustration in the counter terrorism community that some of those counter terror assets weren't used in the initial hours and days, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer, also new reports that the attackers in libya may have had inside help from libyan security forces. catherine herridge with this part of the story live live in r washington newsroom. >> thank you, shepard, new documents recovered from the benghazi compound by foreign policy magazine show in the early morning hours of september 11th, they believed they were under surveillance. this person was photographing the u.s. special missi
wouldn't have relied on the libyan governor to protect our people or cia operatives. would have send the military immediately and not wonder whether he offended the libyan government. who gives a darn if you offend the libyan government if american lives are at stake, particularly if they demonstrated in the months before they could not protect that consulate. that's why it's important to know whether the president know about the prior attacks? because if he did know, then his inaction is totally inexcusable. >> uma: mr. mayor, it's a pleasure to have you on the show today. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> uma: i know you've got a very busy weekend and hope to see you soon and i know you're going to be watching the results very closely come tuesday, thank you. >> thank you, uma, thank you very much. >> uma: well, everybody's been saying the unemployment rate has risen again. showing how listless the economy is. and the labor department showing two green arrows, while 171,000 jobs were created last month. the other green arrow seems to be the problem that t
is head of the cia, has released some information that basically shows that a lot of american entities and agencies wanted to help their comrades. we have to conclude the investigation. we can't politicize it. i think it's important that we put aside the politics. the president wants to get all the facts of what happened, and you know, general petraeus, cia director, i think they're going to release as much as they can. but i was very concerned by the oversight committee in the house releasing names of some of our libyan assets that we had there very rapidly. so let's not politicize this issue. >> your words are probably comforting to some, but it is perhaps too late as this issue has been politicized at this point. four lives are host, and hopefully we will get all the details necessary at some point. thank you very much, sir. it's always a pleasure to have your insight. thank you. >> thank you. >>> atlanta's mayor will join us next. plus, the election aftermath, how "the daily beast" thinks the right will react if romney loses and how the left will react if president obama loses. fir
: danielle valitutto spent every night since sandy sleeping here. at least her kids-- destiny and c.i.a. ya-- are staying with her brother in maryland. >> sandy took everything else, i'm not giving her my home. >> reporter: her house is close to her job which she cannot afford to give up. floodwater filled the first floor. volunteers have helped strip out everything, including the the soggy dry wall. >> this is my living room. emptied out, gutted, no ceiling. it's freezing in here. sometimes i put my lighter up to my hands to try to stay warm. >> reporter: she's had to leave her windows open to dry out the place. upstairs, she can lock herself in. how do you stay warm at night? >> blankets, blankets, i have the clothes over there, just throwing anything on top of me that's possible. >> reporter: last night, her flashlight barely pierce it had darkness. her street was filled with unfamiliar shadows. her neighbor burglarized twice. valitutto's car is a refuge, but gas is hard to come by so turning on the heater is a short-lived luxury. >> if we didn't have looters i would feel more comfortabl
any announcementes to make on personnel matters. i would address that question to the c.i.a. and d.n.i. >> is he coming to the white house? >> i don't know. >> senator proposed one solution to the fiscal cliff challenge is closing the loopholes as they apply to the highest income earners without changing rates? would this meet the president's test? >> the president has made clear that the only acceptable approach to dealing with our fiscal challenges and the only approach that allows us to continue to invest in areas of our economy is to take a balanced approach, to make sure that in addition to the trillion dollars of spending cuts, in addition to doing more on the spending side, in addition to doing more to reform our entitlement programs, we have to include revenue. the president made clear every day asking the wellingiest to pay a little bit more. the npt his own specific proposals has put forward measure that is include reforms to our tax code like the buffet rule and limiting deductions for higher earners. so that would be part of the conversation. but when i comes to the bus
-called fiscal cliff. during this briefing, news broke that cia director david petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. shortly after this, president obama release is statement except in his presentation. this briefing is just under an hour -- accepting his resignation. this briefing is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the white house briefing room. it's a pleasure to be back. we haven't done this too often of late since we've all been traveling. i want to thank all of you who traveled with us over the past weeks and months. i know it was sometimes grueling. i'm sure fascinating and certainly part of what is a remarkable process. it's just a reminder of the greatness of the country in which we live. before i take your questions, let me give you this announcement. next thursday the president will travel to new york to view recovery efforts and meet with families and officials and thank first responders who have worked tire leslie following hurricane sandy. -- tirelessly following hurricane sandy. more details about the trip will be a
this was an intelligence failure by the c.i.a. but the president is commander in chief and buck stops with him. the buck stopped with george bush after 9/11. if you are commander in chief you are responsible with what goes on with the military. having said that, i do take exception, they haven't said this but somehow barack obama knew this was going to happen and stood by and allowed it to happen. what may come may come. when you are accuse the president you are accusing him of treason. it would be hard to accuse of any president of specifically and purposely standing by and putting americans in harm's way. there a distinction to be made there. i do agree with the larger point. if we do have answers we should have them. >> that is not at all what the many response critics are saying. the intelligence failure was the explanation the administration has offered up. but it turns out the early intelligence was right. while the attack was taking place for those six hours, there were cables sent that suggest they knew this was al-qaeda related. it turns out it most certainly was. they got it right. one of rema
by the cia, it looks like, and yet the cia has denied that. you say in your editorial, having been a number of similar situations, i know that you have to have courage to do it right. and to take immediate action. what he mean by that? >> well, in this particular case, we had 130 man marine recon force teams fully armed, well led by a sergeant major and a lieutenant colonel who could've been there in benghazi in a matter of hours. a few hours. we also had f-16 jets which were not that far away and could've been used, which would cause those attackers to scatter without even firing. megyn: secretary leon panetta says it is the father war. they don't send troops must know what's going on. >> i find it inconceivable that they didn't know what was going on in the ground with the overhead drone video and the constant communications from the defenders. megyn: i would like to ask you about some breaking news on the situation. president obama intend that the second presidential debate that he had always call this terrorism and he knew from day one it was terrorism. late last night, cbs news, which
." the cia was secretly responsible for u.s. efforts in benghazi. in fact, two of the four american personnel were working for the cia as contractors. but congressional investigators say the cia and state department weren't on the same page about which agency was responsible when it came to security. "the journal" also reports at one point during the attacks, secretary of state hillary clinton telephoned the cia director directly to seek assistance. >> from our parade of papers, "the seattle times." as the election reaches its apex, president george w. bush not out campaigning for mitt romney. but rather speaking at an investment conference in the cayman islands. organizers declined comment. tickets, $4,000 apiece. >> oh, my goodness. >> sir richard branson said to be there as well. >> there you go. "the charleston daily mail." west virginia still feeling impacts of sandy in the form of snow. in some counties, 80% of residents have no power. and in places three feet of snow cover the ground. this must be just unbelievable. forest crews and fema have been working around the clock with chain sa
'm looking at what goes on in washington under the new intelligence umbrella. did the cia have something and didn't get to the nsc? do the director of intelligence been more proactive about what's going on there? >> there's a lot of angles. >> if you saw the roots of this libyan revolution, the first thing you would think about is how do we secure our people? >> right, of course. >> you say in the second term you're your own man. a lot of second terms have not gone so well. >> that's because they get used to the idea of being president. they take their eye off the ball. president reagan had iran contra in his second term, but by then jim bakker had left as white house chief of staff and went down two or three notches in the kind of people around them. that's the issue. i think the same happened with governor bush 43. he took his eye off the ball and got accustomed to thinking going his way. katrina happened in the second term, and they just are not as responsive. good folks leave. so the test for this president is given the conditions of the country, how do i get the best people in here
. the cia recently put out a time line of the september 11th attack on the consulate in benghazi libya. one top lawmaker says he isn't buying it. senator john mccain and his criticism of the report. ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. >> after more than a half century of protecting america's interests. the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier is ending his service, returning to the home port in norfolk, virginia today after his 25th deployment. the enterprise has practice $in every major conflict since the cuban missile conflict in 1962, when it went into service it was the largest warship ever to sail the seas. >> newport news, launching of the u.s.s. enterprise has attracti
-locate to the annex, talking about the cia annex. if the security environment downgraded suddenly. it also revealed that they were concerned about the trustworthiness of the libyan militia. the 17 february brigade, which is protecting the consulate. noting that, quote, certain sectors of the 17 february brigade were hesitant to share information with the americans. one republican senator said the obama administration wanted to believe that libya was safe enough to keep a smaller security footprint there. >> this has been the story of libya for months. the people on the ground in libya are begging and pleading for additional security. they're being denied additional security. military and civilian security. u.s. security because we wanted to, quote, normal lives relationships with libyan government that didn't exist in ben gauzy. >> reporter: senator graham and fellow republican senators john mccain and kelayotte are calling for a select committee of lawmakers to investigate the attack. the obama administration said that it wants to make an independent review. in the meantime, the president's team a
fox news reported last friday that officials within the cia chain of command denied repeated requests from its officers on the ground to assist in the attack and were r ordered to stand down. a senior official says there were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support, the official insisting that the cia operators on the ground were in charge of what they did and that it was a very important consideration. >> what are you learning about how long it took the cia officer to actually respond to what was going on? >> we know a lot more know than we knew in the weeks after. there was a roughly 25-minute gap between the initial call for help from the consulate, the time that came into the officers at a nearby annex, the time the officers were in the car on the way to assist. we're told during the time they were getting their weapons loaded while others were on the foeb trying to get so-called friendlier militias to come in and assist them. >> also that officers on the ground were asking for military back-up, but the chain of demand denied those requests. >> i can't use the actu
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